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immunize

verb counterbalance, countervail, free, grant immunity, guard against, inoculate, make safe, not affected by, offset, preserve, privileged, protect, resist, safeguard, shield, shield from damage, shield from danger, shield from injury, unsusceptible to, vaccinate against
See also: protect
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In the same study, the various reasons for not immunizing the child were lack of awareness of need of immunization.
In practice, immunizing parents can be challenging and even somewhat risky.
But during the first year of the program, we noticed that nurses were immunizing not only the parents, but also each other," he commented, crediting the intensive educational efforts that had been directed at nurses to equip them to explain the benefits of vaccination to parents.
Unfortunately, he notes, the focus on immunizing those in the high-risk categories resulted in a situation in which many healthy people found that they were not able to obtain influenza shots.
government recently began immunizing soldiers and health-care workers who would be the first to respond to an outbreak.
Almost always, we as pediatricians or family practitioners who take care of kids do a much better job of immunizing patients than our colleagues who take care of adults.
For several bacterial diseases, such as diphtheria and tetanus, physicians can prevent the illness by immunizing people against the microbes' toxins.